Thursday, August 24, 2006

Meditation in Northern Thailand

Back to Khun Yuwam, the far North of Thailand, this time not just to recite the Buddhist Monk's rules, but a surprise invitation to teach meditation to the parish at Wat Bodharam.

Of course, I brought some Western students along, this time our Spanish nun and a Brazillian meditator.

All together, I was invited to lead them in meditation three times over the course of the lunar holiday. I think we made a good impression on them; they really appreciated the teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness. It was at least nice to have everyone memorize the formula, "body, feelings, mind, dharma". Whether they will take it away to practice in their daily life is another question.